Jazz Revolutions In Denver

As I write, I’m on the Flatirons Flyer bus from Boulder to Denver. I’m heading to the last Friday Lunch Bunch: Purnell Steen and the Five Points Ambassadors at the Dazzle Bar’s Building location. The Baur’s location was always a temporary home, albeit one that lasted 6-years for Dazzle. Now […]

Mr Ron Carter, wearing a suit, playing his double bass

Ron Carter Birthday!

May 4th marks Maestro Carter’s 86th birthday. I’m delighted to see Ron is mobile again after having back problems for sometime. I’m even happier to see that Ron will be finally appearing at Dazzle in Denver, some 3-years after I originally had tickets. I’ve written many times about Ron, including […]

All Things Ron Carter

Even before the pandemic was over Sir Ron had been busy. Ron does regular member only zoom calls, which are both instructive and entertaining. If you don’t get emails from Ron’s team, I can recommend signing-up at https://roncarterjazz.com you can also get a 15% coupon for merch’ and ever-increasing catalogue […]

down beat cover featuring Ron Carter in 1978

Ron Carter “from the magazine rack”

This post is to celebrate Ron Carter’s 85th birthday. In previous years I’ve done a mix of tracks[1]Celebrating Ron Carter – Creed Taylor Produced (ctproduced.com), a “fourfer”[2]Happy Birthday – Ron Carter – Creed Taylor Produced (ctproduced.com) and other celebrations. This year I thought I’d dig through my magazine rack and […]

Picture of Sir Roland Hanna at the piano

The 24 Preludes of Roland Hanna

One of the lesser-known recording artists in the Creed Taylor pantheon is Sir Roland Hanna. Hanna was pianist on arguably the greatest of all CTI jazz tracks, Jim Hall’s “Concierto”. This post is to debut my fantasy Record Store Day 2022 release, “The 24 Preludes Of Roland Hanna”. The post […]

Celebrating Ron Carter

It’s Ron’s birthday, here is my post from last year, which has both the four-fer mix and the Youtube video I created from one of Ron’s laserdiscs. That post contains detail about Ron and his career, the original post for the laserdisc has a great tribute video about Ron Carter, […]

Stonebone – Finally!

If you don’t have a copy, press play and read on, it’s a 1:52 sampler of the album tracks I’m delighted to have an exclusive long form review from CTI and Jazz Historian Doug Payne. I’m lucky to have been able to rip a copy of this album from a […]

One Night With Blue Note

Strictly not a Creed Taylor produced effort, but a tribute to Blue Note founders, Alfred Lion, Max Margulis, and Francis Wolff. Notwithstanding that, the recordings here were recovered from laserdiscs, and feature many artists, both leaders and sidemen that were signed to, or performed for CTI, including Freddie Hubbard, Ron […]